Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause a range of illnesses, including the common cold to more severe disease. Currently, a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is spreading across the globe, causing a new coronavirus disease, or COVID-19. Here's what to know about the novel coronavirus, including the disease's symptoms, transmission, and severity.

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FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots—Here's Who Can Get One
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, signs off on an additional shot for older adults, certain at-risk individuals, and those who work in high-risk jobs.
What Is the R.1 COVID-19 Variant? Here's What We Know So Far
Data suggests the variant has been in the US since April 2021, when it was discovered after an outbreak in a Kentucky nursing home.
Florida Man Dies of COVID 20 Minutes Before Becoming a Grandfather: 'I Broke Down,' Says Daughter
Shane O'Neal, who was 40 years old, had no preexisting conditions and had planned to get vaccinated the week he got sick.

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